The '''Conservative Party of Canada''' (), colloquially known as the '''Tory|Tories
''', is a political party
. It is positioned on the right of the Politics of Canada|Canadian political spectrum
The party's leader from 2004 to 2015 was Stephen Harper
, who served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2015.
The Conservative Party is the successor to multiple right-wing
parties which have existed in Canada for over a century.
Until 1942, one of the party's predecessors was known as the Conservative Party of Canada (1867–1942)|Conservative Party of Canada
, and participated in numerous governments.
Before 1942, the predecessors to the Conservatives had multiple names, but by 1942, the main right-wing Canadian force became known as the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada|Progressive Conservatives
In 1957, John Diefenbaker
became the first...